Costco are offering a 50" Hisense for £275, and Argos a 50" Hitachi for £279, both 4K. Will they be any good? Argos also doing a Samsung and a Philips for £350. What will be best? Viewing A lot of DVD's, so I'm wondering what upscaling will be like.
I knew vestel made Hitachi sets. I saw them for £275/80, and there was a LSO a Philips and a Samsung for Both £350. Both HD10+. I reckon they'll be better. Also my current Samsung looks good but is 7+ yes old. I don't know what model it is. The TV was given to us, and dropped off and installed whilst at work, so I don't even know what technology is in it, just that it's a 55inch Smart TV.
I'm guessing you mean HDR10+
Don't be fooled by them "having HDR" or Dolby Vision or anything else like that as they're nowhere near the specs to show HDR off. It's a box-ticking exercise and all it means is your new TV won't look all washed out when viewing HDR content like early non-HDR 4K TVs did. You won't be getting HDR.
On a LED TV to get proper HDR the TV needs to have the brightness from the backlight to show it off and a Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) system to give you the contrast and to get those in a 55" 2020 Model TV you're looking at £899 for a Hisense U8QF (not one for a blind buy) or over £1100 for a Samsung/Sony etc.